'Teams ECOWAS' hailed for picking 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - With three of the five teams that will fly the African flag at the 2014 FIFA World Cup coming from West Africa, the regional bloc ECOWAS has congratulated the teams for their feat.

In a goodwill message to the three countries - Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria - ECOWAS Commission President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo said it is gratifying to note that  ECOWAS national teams consolidated their sterling exploits at the Africa Nations Cup tournament earlier this year in South Africa, where they dominated the 16-nation competition with Nigeria emerging the continental Champions.

''With their impressive performances in the just-concluded World Cup Africa qualification series, Teams ECOWAS have confirmed the region’s reputation as the soccer powerful of Africa,'' the Commission Thursday quoted President Ouedraogo as saying.

He assured the teams that the entire Community and its more than 350 million people are solidly behind them as they fly the region’s and Africa’s flags in Brazil 2014.

President Ouedraogo also wished Cameroon and Algeria, Africa’s two other World Cup qualifiers, good luck and enjoined all the continent’s representatives to surpass Africa’s quarter-final record in the global football tournament.

He said through work hard, discipline and dedication, they can bring the coveted trophy to the African soil for the first time in the World Cup history.

PANA recalls that the same 'Teams ECOWAS' (Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria) also featured at the 2010 World Cup, alongside Algeria, Cameroon and host South Africa.
-0- PANA SEG 21Nov2013

21 november 2013 09:31:02




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